Sean Kingston Goes Back To Reality On New Song “Back To Life (Live It Up)” Featuring T.I.

Becky Bain | May 17, 2012 3:26 pm

Sean Kingston narrowly escaped death last year when he survived a nearly fatal jet ski accident. Thankfully, the “Beautiful Girls” singer is back in good health, and readying his next release. “I’m going back to the whole reggae, island-pop thing,” he told MTV last year, and today comes his newest single, “Back To Life (Live It Up)”, featuring T.I. Hear the J.R. Rotem-produced banger below.

The song samples Soul II Soul‘s 1989 single “Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)”, and is possibly inspired by Kingston’s near-death experience: “What don’t kill me, make me stronger / I know it’s gonna be alright / So celebrating tonight, we’re celebrating life tonight,” he sings. T.I. offers his own expressions of triumphing over adversary: “When tragedy strikes, I struck back.”

Sean Kingston feat. T.I. – “Back To Life (Live It Up)”

Kingston and T.I. have already shot the video for the tune last week in Los Angeles, enlisting the help of comedian Mike Epps and director Benny Boom. Here’s a nice Instagram sneak peek of what’s to come:

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